Saturday, February 17 by Jordin Ericksmoen Today is hiking day for many of us! We embarked bright and early with our three trusty guides (house children) and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, granola bars, lots of water and various other snacks including chocolate. From the first stop at the church that could be seen from … Continue reading The Big Hike
by Keli Shapiro More School Physicals, Vision screening, and Tom’s Shoes Today most of the team spent our third morning at the school. Over the last three days we have seen the all of the 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Each child was given a new pair of Tom’s shoes, had their vision screened, were … Continue reading End of Week 1
from Liz Arnold Hello Friends, family and faithful blog followers, Everyone is safe in Ethiopia. There has been a State of Emergency declared in Ethiopia as of yesterday (Feb 17th) due to a change over in government leadership. The State of Emergency was put into place mostly as a precautionary measure during this time of … Continue reading Safety Alerts
by Jeff Hillesland Thanks to all who have been posting comments on our blog. They are so appreciated and anticipated—your comments are the only connection we have to family and friends back home so please keep them coming. Today Dr. Fakadu asked me to help him decide if Wondi was “good enough” to go … Continue reading Good Enough? YES!
By Cheryl Vieth Happy Valentine’s Day!! The team all made Valentine’s for each other which we exchanged after supper. I was very impressed with everyone’s creativity. With little to no supplies, we all searched out items from Project Mercy’s sewing room, construction paper, surgical items, and items from nature of Ethiopia. Poems were written as … Continue reading Celebrations in Yetebon
by Kelli Sanders Happy Valentine’s Day! The team is doing amazingly well. No one has gotten ill yet which in itself is amazing. As you have likely read, we are bonding as a team and a wonderful group of friends. The data is still turned off so we rarely have any connection except for when … Continue reading Hot showers for all!
by Keli Shapiro This morning I was fortunate to arrive at Glen C. Olsen Memorial Primary Hospital ahead of the rest of our Global Partners team. Today was our first day working at the hospital. It was so fun to watch the hospital staff’s faces light up as they saw the team approach. They smiled from … Continue reading Old Friends Reunited